OCCER MEETS EXCELLENCE However, Dubai isn’t all about the action on the sand - as exhilarating as it always is. Amid the thrills and spills on show in games between many of the world´s premier players, the fifth edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer Workshop also took place as coaches, players and stakeholders from the sport discuss issues affecting beach soccer and participate in a forum regarding how to improve it further. This year, topics dealt with development of the women’s game, commercial and brand strategies as well as the upcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, while discussions will also take place surrounding how to go about making beach soccer Olympic.
Furthermore, Dubai was again be the proud host to the Beach Soccer Stars Night, which honours the best of the best within the sport. Awards were given out to the game’s MVP, Best Goalkeeper, Best Coach and Rising Star while the world´s top players formed the Best Five and the Best Goal was revealed after a public vote, as the sport paused to reflect on the year´s action and honour those who have raised the bar in 2016. Dubai has consistently set itself apart as the perfect beach soccer location and after this year’s activities, 2017 promises to be no different.